Healthy Smiles Ontario is a new program for kids 17 and under who do not have access to any form of dental coverage. If eligible, your kids will get regular dental services at no cost to you.
Kids 17 and under may be eligible if:
To find out more about the eligibility requirements for Healthy Smiles Ontario and the documents required to verify eligibility, call the ServiceOntario INFOline toll-free at 1-866-532-3161 (TTY toll-free at 1-800-387-5559), visit ontario.ca/healthysmiles or contact your local public health unit. A listing of public health units can be found at ontario.ca/healthysmiles.
You need to contact your local public health unit to enroll. Your public health unit will also assist you with the application process, which involves completing a form and showing required documentation.
If a child 17 and under has an urgent or emergency oral health issue, services may be covered under the Children in Need of Treatment (CINOT) program. Please contact your local public health unit or go to ontario.ca/cinot to find out more.
Once the application process is complete, your local public health unit will inform you of the dental service options available in your community. This can include dental providers in private practice and/or a public health unit or community dental clinic, depending on where you live.
Your child may be able to continue to see your dentist if they participate in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. If your dentist is not participating in the program, you can contact an independent dentist or dental hygienist in your area to find out if they are participating in the program.
Fact Sheet, English [PDF]
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To find out more about Healthy Smiles Ontario and to see if you qualify, call:
ServiceOntario, Infoline at 1-866-532-3161
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm
If you are not eligible for the Healthy Smiles Ontario program, find out more about other dental services that may be available to you or your family.